As I drove down the highway, I was noticing the beauty of the trees. So many different shapes and sizes of trees. I thought about all the storms these trees have endured: rain storms, hail storms, ice storms, wind storms. Even though at times the trees looked bleak and almost lifeless, given time they became beautiful again because of their strong root system.
As we spend for my time with Jesus, our roots are growing deeper. Even though there are times that things look bleak and barren, the truth is as we keep our eyes and attention focused on Him, we are growing stronger and deeper no matter what storm is raging. In time, as we continue to build a strong root system, our life will reflect the beauty of this.
No matter what life around me looks like, I will continue to keep my eyes focused on Him. In time, I will see the beauty of it all.
“He has made everything beautiful in its time.” Ecclesiastes 3:11a (NIV)